Sunday, August 24, 2014


"Abandoned"  Acrylic
Bill and I were in Central Ohio, returning from a trip down south, and as we came around a curve in the road, we happened upon this fabulous, old, car, totally rusted, sitting forlornly in the middle of an empty field.  The car was surrounded by overgrown weeds, presenting a very sad, but beautiful, sight.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Getting Bold

"Orange, France at Night"  Mixed Media

This painting is roughly based on a photograph that Bill took in Orange, France.  Although the colors in the original image were quite subtle, I decided to abstract it and experiment with very bold colors to try to create interest and excitement.

Friday, August 15, 2014

New River Gorge in Fog

"New River Gorge in Fog"  Watercolor   (sold)

Many years ago, Bill and I visited postcard beautiful Babcock State Park and spent a week in a log cabin built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  As a side trip, we visited the famous New River Gorge, where people gather yearly to jump off the bridge that spans the gorge, and were greeted by fog that was rolling in.  A breathtaking sight!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

All Aglow...

"All Aglow"   Encaustic
Painting with molten wax (encaustic painting) is fun and challenging, and paintings can be created by a variety of methods.  One common method is using a heated tray on which containers of pigmented wax are placed.  A brush or some other tool is then used to apply the melted wax to a surface (paper, wood, etc.).  Another method would be melting the wax directly on the hot tray and then maneuvering the paper on the melted wax to create an image, which I have done.  However, my preferred method is using a small craft iron, melting the wax onto the iron and then using the iron to apply the wax.  That is the method used in the above painting to create an impressionistic image of a vase filled with flowers.